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Does anyone know approximately the earliest time we can board the Mercury in Seattle? We are on for the 4-day cruise in October and don't want to miss a moment! :)

 

We've been on a LOT of cruises, and in our experience we've found that if you want to be among the very first to board, you should arrive at around 11:00 am. Any earlier, and you're just standing around. Still....after embarking etc, you should be on-board by about 11:30 or so. Have a wonderful cruise!:D

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Hi,:) I am one of those folks who prefers to get there early.

If I have to wait portside that is fine with me:D I would rather

be there than at the hotel;)

 

Last time I sailed from Seattle was May 2006. They have

a waiting area downstairs with tables and chairs and then

upstairs are more seats.....those are closer to the ticket

counters:D where you get your S&S cards!

 

I am there between 10:00 and 10:30...

 

Is it October yet???:)

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Last June we were onboard the Mercury by 11:00 AM. We had parked at the Bell Street garage about 9:45 and entered the terminal just after 10:00 AM.

 

Th only drawback of boarding early is that our room wasn't ready, so we had lunch at the Palm Springs Grill and started to reaqauint ourselves with the ship.

 

 

Lois-I booked the Monarch cruise to carry us over until April when we can be back onboard the Mercury ;) :D

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I'd like to board RIGHT NOW! oh, I guess I have to wait until next month...:(

 

Thanks for the tip about being able to board at 11 am. I don't mind waiting on the pier. We'll be there right after the morning commute. Yippee, I can hardly wait.

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I guess I now know why on the last day of a cruise I feel so rushed by the staff to get out. It doesn't give the staff much time for the turnaround if folks are boarding by 11 AM.

 

Hi,:) I never feel rushed on the last day. Maybe sad:( and meloncholy

but I cannot say I feel rushed.

 

I always wake early and have breakfast in the dining room.

Things might be a bit more active but truely, I have never felt

rushed.

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Hi,:) I never feel rushed on the last day. Maybe sad:( and meloncholy

but I cannot say I feel rushed.

 

I always wake early and have breakfast in the dining room.

Things might be a bit more active but truely, I have never felt

rushed.

 

Lois,

You always seem to have the voice of reason.

Maybe next time I'll just try having breakfast with you in the dining room.

Thanks for all your good ideas and humor.

 

Paul

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Hi Paul:) Thanks...just keeping things in perspective.

 

You want to hear about not rushing? Well, when I sailed Mercury

back in March I asked to be in the last group off the ship.

I didn't disembark till almost 10:30:D .......A friend of mine who

lives in San Diego picked me up and we went to a local Mexican

place for a late breakfast and by the time we finished he drove

me to the airport.

I guess this time I didn't eat in the dining room;) but thats

ok.

I still didn't feel rushed.:) And if we ever sail together,

breakfast is on me;)

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I guess I now know why on the last day of a cruise I feel so rushed by the staff to get out. It doesn't give the staff much time for the turnaround if folks are boarding by 11 AM.

 

The most time consuming turn-around on any ship are the staterooms. They aren't rushed because the keep them closed off until just before muster on most ships. Folks can still board early and enjoy the ships ammenitites and the crew can keep on working without disruption. It's all good.

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